Trip Overview

This blog will follow two totally inexperienced bikepackers, Geoff and Cam, and their journey from Banff to Mexico via the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. The route follows the Continental Divide, exposing riders to high altitude, diverse wildlife, and solitude. To learn more about the route, check this out. Randy will be the official bookie so get in touch with him if you'd like to place a wager on how far we will actually make it.

In the mean time, you can track our progress here thanks to our SPOT device.

This will be a site where we will try our best to post some pictures and stories along the way. Happy reading!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Day 21 - Squirrel Creek to Flagg Ranch

Today was one of the only days G + C just wanted over with.  We knew that after our long, rough, climb over the northern ridge of the Tetons, we would finally meet JACOB!!!!
Months ago, when we first started planning the trip, it was intended to be a three man adventure.  Shortly thereafter, Jake decided to concentrate on training for his first half Iron-Man (maniac...) and had to back out of the divide.  He completed the Iron-Man a couple of weeks ago (congrats!!!!) and almost immediately after decided to join Geoff and Cam on their adventure.  Prior to beginning the trip, we often read things how Wyoming was a long stretch and one of the toughest mental legs of the trip.  This was awesome timing for Jake's arrival as it kind of renewed the entire adventure.  We knew as soon as we saw him we would hit the reset button and start an adventure anew.
Jacob flew into Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and subsequently pedaled up to Flagg ranch the ensuing day.  This ride treated him to some spectacular views of the Grand Tetons.  Void of communication, the two parties arrived in Flagg Ranch only minutes apart.  What a feeling seeing that Fat Bike role in.

Only managed to snag one photo on the ride as we were rushing to see Jacob and Cam was freaking out the entire ride due to the amount of horse flies.


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